NOW Foods – Nattokinase 100 mg. – 120 Vegetable Capsules
Provide Optimum Support for a Healthy Cardiovascular System With Nattokinase
Nattokinase is an enzyme that speeds up the reaction particularly the clotting process. It is sourced from a Japanese fermented food product called natto. The problem with natto is that, even though it is healthy, it has a very pungent aroma that not everyone can tolerate. Natto has been used by the Japanese people for hundreds of years to maintain strong heart and blood vessels. It was only until recently that the active ingredient nattokinase has been isolated for convenience.
- Promotes a healthy cardiovascular system
- Supports healthy blood flow
- Extracted from naturally fermented soybeans
- With 2000 FU of nattokinase
- Encased in a vegetarian capsule
Contains Adequate Amounts Of Nattokinase Each Pill
One vegetarian capsule of NOW Food’s Nattokinase supplement contains 100 milligrams of nattokinase. The nattokinase that this supplement contains is extracted from naturally fermented natto. It provides 2,000 Fibrinolytic Units of enzymatic activity thus it provides adequate amounts of enzyme to drive healthy clotting in the body. As a fibrinolytic agent, nattokinase dissolves fibrin. Fibrin is extra proteins that the body makes, and they build up in different parts of the body resulting to obstructions. They can build up on arteries, uterus, and other organs thus may lead to problems like heart problems and fibroids.
Helps Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular System
Nattokinase is an oral supplement taken by people who are at high risk for cardiovascular diseases. It can benefit people who suffer from heart diseases, high cholesterol, deep vein thrombosis, and high blood pressure. It can also benefit people who suffer from varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and those who have general poor circulation. What it does is that it thins the blood and break up the blood clots thus maintaining good cardiovascular health.
More Health Benefits Of Nattokinase
There are also pieces of evidence – both anecdotal and scientifically-backed – that display the other health benefits of nattokinase. Studies show that intake of nattokinase can help improve the condition of people who are suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Nattokinase can also dissolve fibroids that are made up of fibrins and an extra protein formed within the uterine walls and ovaries. People who suffer from fertility issues due to uterine fibroids and endometriosis may benefit from nattokinase. However, more pieces of evidence are needed to determine the rate of efficacy of nattokinase for these conditions.
The Safety Of Nattokinase
Nattokinase is likely safe when taken in huge amounts as the enzyme occurs naturally in food. As a natural component of the fermented soy “natto,” it has been routinely consumed by Japanese people for more than hundreds of years. One would have to ingest huge volumes of this enzyme before it becomes toxic to the body. On the other hand, taking nattokinase for up to 6 months or longer resulted in no issues arising in many medical trials. Thus, this supplement is deemed safe for longer use.
Just like any supplements, there are some contradictions that one has to take note of. Although there is no reliable information about the toxicity of nattokinase, pregnant women should still avoid taking this supplement. People who suffer from bleeding disorders may not benefit from nattokinase due to its blood thinning capabilities. Moreover, people who have blood pressure should avoid this supplement because it is known to decrease blood pressure levels. For safety, consulting or seeking professional advice is crucial.